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coming soon. >> get it out of here. that's right. >> thanks for inviting us into your home tonight. that's it for this "special report," fair, balanced and unafraid. >> shepard: this is the fox report. tonight, imagine the government suddenly takes your money from your bank account as a tax. tonight, the plan in one country to do just that and the shock felt around the world. plus, campus shooting plot foiled. tonight, guns, bombs and suicide at one of the biggest universities in america. late night panic and fear on campus. >> the cops had guns and were telling everyone to run. >> shepard: now the suspect is dead. why did he have all the weapons and explosives? tonight, investigators dig into the deadly dorm room drama.
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and a couple of dare devils do a skyscraper fly by. with nothing more than a pair of wings but first from fox this monday night, police are now saying this could have been a disaster. hundreds of students had the one of the largest universities in our nation evacuated after report of a man with a gun on campus. but there was so much more. when police entered the suspect's dorm room, they found him dead with a pistol and an assault rifle. and a bagful of homemade bombs. and investigators say it now appears to them the suspect was planning some kind of attack. it happened a little after midnight in dorm tower 1 at the university of central florida in orlando. a school with nearly 60,000 students. investigators say it started when somebody, possibly the suspect, pulled a fire alarm, possibly an attempt to get students into the open, to take aim at them.
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but while authorities were responding to that alarm, somebody else called 911 about the man with the gun. >> we're now as soon as -- you know, we got out, we noticed something was wrong. because we saw policeman with a big rifle and everything, so we are like okay, this is something -- something is going on here. >> shepard: police say the suspect may have gotten cold feet and shot himself. the cops say the threat on campus is tonight over but they emphasize this investigation is still only in its infancy. phil keating is live in our florida newsroom this evening. the cops are saying that this thing could have been really awful. >> oh, this could have been a slaughter, shep. the investigators say they discovered inside his room a detailed plan of attack to kill many students, most likely all inside the residence tower. the university's police chief says the 30-year-old james' room inside there they discovered a written down time line with his plan of attack. investigators believe the shooter himself pulled the
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fire alarm as a trap and then pointed one of his two guns at a roommate who escaped and called 911. >> there were four ied's in the backpack and between the two weapons, there was a couple hundred rounds ammunition. my guess is previous incidents around this country he activated that fire alarm to get people out into the open. that's my speculation. >> it could have been a very bad day. >> absolutely the chief actually gives credit to his responding officers who got to that building within three minutes of the fire alarm being pulled. making the shooter perhaps change his plan instead of mass murder, he killed himself. shep? >> shepard: phil, any idea from authorities yet on a motive? >> not much here. the university was actually in the process of evicting him because he had yet to pay for this semester. he was a college junior majoring in business. the school has absolutely no record of ever receiving psychological counseling, no record of any student conduct issues.
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and he was still living in his dorm room with three roommates who, according to ucf, describe him as a loner with few friends. >> actually, the roommate was surprised. the roommate said that he exhibited some antisocial behavior previously, but they had no reason to believe they had never seen him with a weapon. they had never seen him with ammunition. they had no reason to believe that he was going to show any kinds of violence whatsoever. >> all classes at ucf do resume tomorrow and that tower, tower one, the residence hall is now totally back open. so about 500 displaced students all day can finally get back to their rooms, shep. >> shepard: phil keating in tour florida newsroom. thanks. financial markets around the world tumbled today on fears that government leaders can reach into people's savings accounts and seize their money to pay the government debts. that is the plan in cypress, a european island nation about the size of yellow stone national park. ' its population roughly
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equivalent to the city of dallas. the plan still needs to go to vote. what's happening there is shaking markets around this planet. the government there has agreed to take up to 10,000 of people's savings as a condition for a nationwide bailout. a tax on money already in the bank. that prompt immediate backlash. [chanting] protesters making known their opinions outside othe parliament building. the major stock market indices in europe all fell about half a percent. the dow dropped more than 100 points at the opening bell today it actually recovered at midday. briefly entered positive territory before pulling back at the end. at the closing bell the dow was down 62. the nasdaq 11, the s&p 9. late in the day, the u.s. treasury a second jack lou said he is closely monitoring the situation in cypress. and is speaking with his european counterparts. gerri willis from the fox business network is also following this from her
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studios tonight. what is the situation in cypress now. parliament is going to vote tomorrow on what they're going to do. they have heard outrage from all over the world. people are angry not just in cypress but other parts of the eu and really all over the planet. the idea that they are probably going to follow although the vote is really too close to call right now, finance ministers may agree to a 15.6% tax rate on the wealthiest of those people who have their money in bank deposits. we have to wait and see. that's what's being discussed right now. >> shepard: it's not like this money hasn't already been taxed. is there a question about whether this could happen other places like, i don'tere? >> the real fear tonight is if other people in other european countries whose governments are under duress might get panicked and decide to take their money out of bank. what happens in spain, what happens in italy and other countries in europe who are under pressure because they have had such a bad economic climate for so long, will have to wait and see. just not clear, shep, what's going to happen there. >> shepard: will have to wait.
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gerri, here at home some concerns of our owns a the labor department released its state-by-state break down of unemployment. those numbers date to january. look who is on top. california and rhode island both checking in with 9.8% unemployment rate. 9.7 in nevada. while new jersey and north carolina both came in at 9.5%. do we have a sense, gerri, for why those states came in so much higher than the national average? >> rhode island has chronically high unemployment. this has been going on for some time there when it comes to california, the other state named at the top of the list, california is still recovering from the housing crisis. still getting its act together. it's also been slow to see its unemployment pick up. if we see housing improve in california. i think you will see those numbers start to drop. california may drop from that list. >> it could take a while. thanks. the u.s. syria tonight of a significant escalation bloody civil war white
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house blocking a plan so send weapons to the syrian rebels. syrian warplanes and helicopters fired rockets into northern lebanon today. that's brand new and white house calling that absolutely unacceptable. the uprising in syria began two years ago this month. the united nations estimates the fighting has killed more than 70,000 people and forced millions out of their homes. catherine herridge is live in our d.c. newsroom. catherine, what do we know exactly about this rocket fire into lebanon? >> the state department briefing confirmation of reports. across the border into lebanon. upping the pressure on the syrian president. >> the violence is not going to stop unless and until assad understands that he can't shoot his way out of, this that the better course of action, if he wants to save his country is to allow a transition to better government. >> this new amateur video out of syria while impossible to authenticate shows the fighting apparently raging in key
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centers including homes in damascus. as a leader of the main syrian rebel group is throwing his support behind the formation of an interim government whose leader may be tomorrow in istanbul, turkey, shep. >> shepard: nations have long avoided during this conflict the idea of sending weapons directly to the rebels. that's changed or no? >> it seems to have changed. at a news conference with the australian foreign minister a short time ago. secretary of state john kerry really opened the door stating the u.s. does not stand in the way of other countries, whether it's france or britain or anyone else who wants to it arm the opposition. >> so as long as the president assad continues to attack his own people with scuds, with aircraft, with tanks, there is an imambulance in this which is creating more and more refugees. pouring into lebanon and turkey. that is a global catastrophe. >> new report suggests the
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u.s. intelligence agencies are now gathering targeting data for extremist groups including inside syria itself, shep. >> shepard: catherine herridge in washington. well, federal agents call it one of the biggest art heists in american history. they say a team of thieves walked out of a museum in boston with more than a dozen paintings worth hundreds of millions of dollars. and exactly 23 years for that whole time their identities remained a mystery until today. plus, we now know who was on the private jet that slammed into some homes and forced an entire neighborhood to evacuate. >> witnesses say it just fell out of the sky. >> i said to my husband, i think a plan just crashed. >> the main fuselage stuck right in the house. >> it was a big cloud of insulation and plane parts. >> tonight, the crash that killed a former college football star. that is coming up. i have a cold, and i took nyquil,
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>> shepard: fbi agents announced today they believe they know the identities of the suspects in the nation's largest ever art heist it happened in 1990, half a billion dollars of paintings in boston it happened exactly 23 years ago today. investigators say the thieves dressed up as cops, walked into the isabella stewart gardner museum and tied up the guards. 90 minutes later they are said to have walked out with 13 paintings from such masters as rembrandt and vermeire. the fbi didn't name the suspects at the time. but the fbi now says they are part of an organized crime ring on the east coast. >> for the first time we can say with a high degree of confidence we have determined that in the years since the theft, the art was transported to connecticut and to the philadelphia area. >> >> shepard: agents have had several leads over the year. nothing has panned out as far as we know. enough to they say the crooks recently tried to sell that stolen artwork. two people are dead and several others injured
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after a private jet crashed into several houses in south bend, indiana. and now we know among the dead a university of oklahoma football legend. the plane was flying from it tulsa to south bend. but the pilot reported some kind of electrical problems and moments later, witnesses say that plane flew low over a neighborhood, clipped one house. then crashed right into another. while the homeowner was inside. >> my roof is caved. in there was glass everywhere. the front of the house window is is busted out. i just grabbed my son and got him some clothes and we ran out. first thing we heard is bang, crash, then we got closer. outside we could see the smoke. then we went down and we could see where the back of my house -- one of the houses was completely gone and you could smell the gas. >> shepard: smell the gas. that gas was real danger. authorities had to evacuate hundreds of people because there was reportedly jet fuel all over the place. former university of oklahoma star quarterback
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stephen davis died in that crash. he is the one in the left with the coaching legend barry sweitzer. back in the 70s davis led the sooners back-to-back national titles on one of the most dominant teams of its era. jamie coal inti live in the newsroom with more on this. what are folks focusing on? >> good evening to you. first of all that fuel you talked about. at the site today the investigators tried to gather whatever they could. they are still searching for answers. why this private plane, a hawker beach craft model 3 0 literally careened after two failed landings into the strip of homes, killing two on board and injuring three on the ground. a success for us today was the successful recovery of the cockpit voice recorder commonly known as black box it is currently in route to washington. >> as you mentioned killed in that crash is a much loved former of university of oklahoma quarterback. is he 60 years old now but stephen davis, who led his
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team to victories in 74 and 75 he died with leslie days believed to have owned the plane. >> shepard: you see those pictures incan't believe nobody else got hurt. >> there incredible. several e.m.s. workers were near nearby and they were on the scene in seconds. confirmed all were accounted for. as for that aircraft and its safety record, listen to this. >> n. general, i'm unaware at this time of any safety issues. of course, we look at the safety record during our prolonged investigation. but at this time ntsb we focus on each investigation independently. >> so it's going to be months probably before we know why. i will tell what you this neighborhood learned, shepard. they were already lived near the airport. now they learned it can happen to them. shep? >> shepard: jamie colby from our newsroom tonight.
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>> shepard: vote in the
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state of arizona and possibly some other states. the question here, should you have to prove you are a citizen before you can cast a ballot? in 2004, voters in arizona approved a law that requires residence to show documents before registering to vote in national elections. g.o.p. supporters say the law keeps illegal immigrants from voting and help stop voter fraud. but democrats oppose the measure and say it discourages minorities who tend to vote for democrats. keeping a key group from heading into the polls. shannon bream is live in the d.c. funeral tonight in. how does it look like how does it look like it will go? >> it comes down to a federal voter registration form. the law simply requires to you check a box indicating that you are a u.s. citizen, sign attesting to that fact and drop it in the mail. as justice ginsburg said today goat the statute says each state must accept and use the federal form, period. that's the end of it justice scalia seemed very skeptical that the form is enough to discourage those that are trying to commit voter fraud, during the
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arguments he said this check off i'm a citizen, right? so it's under oath, big deal. if you are willing to violate the voting laws you are willing to violate the perjury laws. arizona says that's why it needs to see those extra documents, shep. >> shepard: it's an arizona case. this will extend beyond arizona it? >> could. it all depends on how narrowly the court drafts its opinion and the core issue is critical. can stated a to what the federal government requires when it comes to election procedures? opponents of this arizona measure worry about what it s. going to happen if the court allows the measure to stand. >> allowing arizona to supersede and amend the law in its own way would open the gates to other states possibly in other areas of the registration area that would be a slippery slope and it would be harmful to registration efforts around the country. >> four other states do have similar requirements and about a dozen are considering adding them as well. we have a decision from the supreme court by june. shep? >> shepard: shannon thanks, the justice department challenge voter i.d. laws
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in texas and south carolina is president obama's pick for labor secretary. one republican is already promising a confirmation fight. tom perez is labor secretary he heads the justice department civil rights division. louisiana senator david vittert said today he will block the nomination because of how the department enforce its state's voting rights laws. he he claims the feds were more interested in registering welfare recipients than removing ineligible voters from the roles. white house says he is enormously qualified be labor secretary. a week after judge shot down plans to control sugary soda sizes. today the mayor announced a proposal that would require stores to keep all toe tobacco products out of sight. it's reportedly an attempt to cut underaged smoking and tobacco use. business owners would have to keep all of it in a drawer or something or under the counter, behind a curtain. no other city or state has such law although canada
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and some european nations do. remember, the mayor has already spearheaded moves to ban smoking in public places as well as bans on transfats and that soda thing. he has also been a vocal supporter of stricter gun control measures. republican leaders say their party needs to make big changes and they break it all down in a new report which includes this: when someone rolls their eyes at us they are not likely to open their ears to us. what do they plan to do about that? we will get into it. who needs a parachute when you have got a wing suit. you will hear from the dare devils who dropped from the sky and sailed over a big city with little more than the clothes on their backs. that's coming up as we approach the bottom of the hour around the top of the news. [ male announcer ] how do you measure happiness?
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>> shepard: some ridiculous video now two guys flying through the capital city of brazil using something called a wing suit. professional parachute is from europe. can you see one of them there, the other one is kind of behind the camera guy they let us use the footage. they landed through there. flying between those building was not the hardest part of the stunt. >> going through the building is the actual easy part of the jump our factors and dangers is what happens after you pass through the building.
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that's when the danger is of being low above the ground and then you also have to open your parachute. >> they say they do d. not get permission to i do in i of this. they did tell us they did it first thing in the morning to avoid interfering with air traffic. i'm shepard smith. this is the fox report. it's the bottom of the hour, time for the top of the news. and the public opinion of the republican party is at an all-time low. that's according to a report by the republican party. five veteran g.o.p. strategist putting together the so-called autopsy of the 2012 campaign. and the verdict, republicans have to make some big changes if they want to take back the white house. >> focus groups described their party as narrow-minded, out of touch, and, quote: stuffy old men. the perception that we're the party of the rich, unfortunately continues to grow. >> shepard: so what do you do about that? campaign carl cameron is
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live tonight in washington. carl, this report calls for some specific changes. >> yeah. they have been working on it for the last three months. they have identified a number of steps after what was a very tough and by most accounts a very candid self-assessment. listen. >> our message was weak. our ground game was insufficient. we weren't inclusive, we were behind in both data and digital. and our primary and debate process needed improvement. >> they have a 100 page document with specific ways to address all of those issues. they are spending $10 million just this year on hundreds of new staffers who are fan out all across the country it may prove impossible to change the primary process. states get to decide how that goes and not national parties. limiting debates is up to state activists and candidates. >> they talk specifically women congratulation reform. >> the rnc is embracing comprehensive immigration
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reform which has come to mean a path meaning legal status or citizenship for the 11 million illegals here now. one of the authors is g.o.p. committee a woman from puerto rico, watch. >> if hispanics think we don't want them here, they will close their ears to our policies. expressed support for comprehensive imdepression is controversial. already some conservatives are saying it's just another path to legalization just amnesty. with republicans trying to soften their opposition in some cases this report argues that if the g.o.p. doesn't deal with immigration and show more tolerance in inclusive way it's going to become increasingly difficult for them to ever win back the white house. >> shepard: the united states unleashed what did called at the time shock and awe. the first night of the invasion of iraq. [explosion] coalition forces toppled saddam hussein in a matter
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weeks, of course. but that war went on for 8 long years and killed almost 4500 american service members. wounded more than 30,000. and more than 100,000 iraqis died in this war. rick leventhal is with us here tonight. he rode along with the marines who led that ground invasion. rick? >> the cost of this conflict has been huge and changed the lives of nearly everyone who served. we decided to focus on the marines we spent the most time with back in 2003 including the commanding officer of the battalion unit we embedded with at the launch of the war. he led nearly a thousand marines. most seeing combat for the first time. firing the first shots on the ground. rolling north past burning oil fields helping to protect coalition forces to the outskirts of baghdad. with the tenth anniversary approaching i asked now general clarity if he feels he accomplished his mission in 2003. >> i think we left iraq better than we found it and i'm proud of that.
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>> the iraqis are in control of their own destiny. that wasn't true at the time. they have been able to take what we have given them and determine where they want to go in the future. that certainly wasn't true under saddam hussein. >> this was a challenging desert war. we learned firsthand how rough living conditions were for service members, hot, dusty, dirty, sleeping on the ground, eating minimal rations for the most part cut off from the outside world. when the ncaa teams were announced back home in 2003, i used a microphone let an artillery company know who had made the big dance. >> these are your final 8 teams in the ncaa basketball tournament. kentucky. marquette, oklahoma. [cheer] >> and syracuse. >> a lighter moment in a very, very difficult stretch of time, shep. >> shepard: yeah, difficult for so many. rick, thanks so much. a diplomatic challenge for the new pope today. it came from his own home country with leaders from around the world arriving in rome for his inauguration mass tomorrow
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morning. pope francis had lunch with the president of argentina. now, they appeared to make nice. of course, the pontiff is the former archbishop of buenas aries. during his tenure there the president and predecessor the late husband led a government that defied doctrine. same sex marriage and distributed free birth control in public hospitals. what more do we know about this meeting, amy? >> we do know while the argentinian president and the pope have butted heads on all of these issues that you mentioned, shepard there is one issue they are on the same page about that's the fall lynn islands as the are a gin argentinians call them. president fernandez asked the pope if he could intervene in some way on issue that. what we don't know, shep, is what his answer is, because after a really charged issue. we do know she presented him with a gored and straw
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for drinking his traditional tea of argentina that he apparently likes very much. she gave him a kiss. and the argentinian president said, shep, that she had never been kissed by a pope before. shep? >> shepard: the vice president of the united states will be among the million or so people that rome estimates will attend tomorrow's mass. what are we expecting to see? >> a lot of pageantry, the mass be shorter than the last inauguration mass was in 2005. it will be about two hours long. we will see the pope get his fisherman's ring and the vatican has clarified tonight that it was actually a wax mold that had been given to pope paul the sixth that he never had been made into range it has since been made into a ring. gold plated silver the pope decided that was the one that he wanted. it's by a famous sculpture named man freony who did the assumption' saint cathedral in san francisco, among other things. he has released his code of arms which is very similar to the one he had as archbishop of buenas aries.
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we know a significant guest at this inauguration tomorrow, will be the patriotic of -- first time orthodox patriotic has been at papal installation since 1854 when the schism happened. >> well, amy kellogg live early this tuesday morning in rome. we will be up early in the morning for coverage of the pope's inauguration. it will start here just before 4:30 a.m. eastern time. so 1:30 a.m. on the west coast. i will be here with you in the coffee pot allows right here on fox news channel. two prison inmates make their escape with a hijacked helicopter. next, how in the world they got that to happen. how far they got away. and how the law caught them. two one two. rify and lock. command is locked. five seconds.
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reports in canada report two men broke out of a prison in quebec by climbing up a rope dangling from a chopper. the men got away but they didn't get far. investigators say they arrested both men along with two others some 30 miles away. trace gallagher is in our l.a. newsroom. take it through us if you would, trace. >> two men posing as tourists tour helicopter and put a gun to the pilot's head and told him to fly to the prison. when he got over othe prison yard, that's when the man pushed out that rope and the inmates grabbed on and the pilot flew away outside the prison. but landed in a field just outside the prison so those inmates who were clinging on to that rope could actually get on board the helicopter. what they didn't know is the pilot had flipped on the emergency beaker so, when the helicopter flew away again the authorities were able to track that helicopter and when they finally landed the cops chased the get away car. that led to a standoff. that led to a shoot
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jowvment knob was injured throughout the whole thing, the hijackers, the helicopter, the two inmates all back in prison tonight, shep. >> shepard: helicopter escapes pretty rare. there was nun it -- one in particular that lot of people might remember. >> 1971, a new york businessman he got plucked out of a mexican prison. left the prison, left the country and then wrote a book about it. there have been dozens ever since. one guy in france escaped from a helicopter three separate times. the third time was the charm because he is still on the lamb. in greece a man escaped by helicopter twice. was capture ited both times and tried to escape again this weekend. not by helicopter but by grabbing on to hostage that led to an hour's long standup. he finally gave up and got very little news coverage, shep, it turns out if you want the headlines you have got to have a helicopter. trace gallagher live in l.a. thank you homeowners are fema flood regulations that could cost them hundreds of
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thousands of dollars. after hurricane katrina devastated the gulf coast in 2005. fema redrew many of the flood maps nationwide taking areas safe from flooding and declaring them vulnerable. now folks trying to rebuild homes after fires and natural disasters are seeing insurance and reconstruction costs go through the roof. adam housley is live with this in los angeles. including country cities you might not think of. sacramento, california under water in many areas. right smack dab in the middle of california's delta. >> >> happy face? >> when brad and jennifer taylor bought their home in 1998 seemed like a good investment and great place to raise a family. >> fema corps of engineers had certified the lives as a hundred year flood protection. we thought it was a safe bet it was a nice neighborhood to move into. >> that all changed last august when the taylors came home to find their
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house engulfed in flames. thankfully, no one was hurt but the home was destroyed. first thing we felt was relief. we are all here. it's all stuff that can be replaced. we have insurance. >> the taylors immediately started looking to rebuild, but soon found that fema, without them knowing, had reevaluated the neighbor's maps. their area, previously deemed safe was now a flood zone where homes couldn't be built unless they were raised 20 feet into the air. something the city wouldn't allow and their insurance couldn't cover. >> i can see new homes shouldn't be built and not wanting them to have people significantly increase the value of their home if it's in a dangerous area but to not be able to fix your home to the condition that it was prior to a fire? >> there has been some new legislation introduced here in california that would provide exceptions to some of these fema rules this
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family because of fire damage might be able to have their home rebuilt. we will keep you updated on how that legislation goes. >> shepard: adam housley, thanks. a fox urgent after two full years of blood shed that have claimed more than 70,000 lives, syrians opposition coalition has reportedly just elected its first prime minister. western educated communications executive so reports the associated press. it manage his or her spent decades living in texas before recently moving to turkey his son is reportedly fighting with the rebels inside syria this is all part of the coalition opposition first effort to provide services to people who live inside syria. until now the council has largely operated outside the country working to boost support for the rebels fighting to take out the syrian about the bashar assad casey anthony hasn't said much since the jury found her not guilty of murdering her daughter
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>> shepard: expert defense expert back on the stand to jodi areas could commit she stabbed her ex-boyfriend and slit his throat she doesn't remember doing it. psychologist told the jurors in her long lasting murder trial she has a severe type of amnesia
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caused by something dreadful like a killing. the psychologist testified for the defense last week that jody areas memory loss. she claims she killed her ex in self-defense. although that admission came two years after his death and long after she changed her story a couple of times. prosecutors insist the plan that she planned that rah tack and then carried it out in a fit of jealous rage. going at areas psychologist when samuel until a damning moment. admitted that jodi areas had lied on a test to prove she was suffering from ptsd. >> you used it and then concluded that those scores on that pts confirm the
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presence of ptsd even though you just now told us this is based on a lie. >> perhaps i should have re-administered that test. >> then the session went on like that. martin is looking very intent on discrediting the defense witness. >> has this defense expert been able to patch up all the holes in the jody day arias story? >> thought about toss his body into the shower after she killed him. he was. larger than her. it was a classic pssd reaction apparently. >> it would suggest to me that she was indeed in a state of acute stress and that the adrenaline was pumping and that glucose was going it through other body. it seems to me that she was in a flight or fight mode. >> he also put her lack of memory on the witness stand down to nothing more than stage fright. shep? >> shepard: dominic di-natale in los angeles. the trustee in the casey anthony bankruptcy case has
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asked a judge for permission to sell her story trustee filed a motion ton friday seeking to sell the worldwide rights or exclusive i should say to casey anthony's life story. she hasn't said much since the jury acquitted her of murdering her2-year-old daughter caylee. in january she did say she is more than $790,000 in debt. according to this motion, one man has already made a $10,000 offer for the story rights. but that man says he wants to buy the story so she can never publish it or profit from it ever. >> shepard: weather alert now. severe storms in the southeast. you are looking at new video out of west tennessee. national weather service officials have confirmed two separate tornadoes touched down there in two counties earlier today. no reports of any injuries, thankfully. first alert forecasters say isolated tornadoes, powerful winds and large hail are possible across louisiana, mississippi, alabama, with a system moving east overnight into
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the florida panhandle and parts of georgia. meantime the northeast bracing for yet another winter blast. just before the official start of spring. that's wednesday. more than a foot of snow possible tonight into tomorrow morning in parts of northern new england and up to seven inches first alert forecast in boston. well, just less than 24 hours until the official start of the big dance. 68 teams, dozens of story lines, millions of brackets in office pools. so who will this year's cinder relevant pa la be and could maniac marshall bring the bacon to oxford? we'll see. ♪
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foreign high roller used those cameras to give a high roller information about the cards on the table casino caught on and used the boot. service manager had had tasked to look after him. well, break out the dancing choose ncaa marv madness is upon us. did your team make it? mine did. among the teams in the tournament there is my ole miss rebels marshall hernandez and the good guys from oxford yesterday punched their ticket after upsetting florida gators for first ncaa tournament title in 32 years. big change among the rest of the contenders, no kentucky wildcats in there the defending champs didn't even get an invite. instead, this year's number ones are lieu louisville. began began za go, kansas. fluke filling out the brackets. the experts the chance of picking a perfect outcome is about 1 in 9 quinn tillian.